Ali Jarkhi


Ali Jarkhi, M.A.

Department of Oriental and Asian Studies, Bonn University


PhD Project

Title: Economic analysis of the mining production and networks on the Arabian mining centres in the Early Islamic Period.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bethany Walker   

Since October 2016:

PhD Student in the doctorate programme: Bonn International Graduate Schools-Oriental and Asian Studies (BIGS-OAS), University of Bonn


M.A. Degree in Near Eastern Archaeology, Institute for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. Topic of thesis: “Gold Rush: An archaeological and Historical Analysis of the Arabian Mining Site on the Early Islamic Period”. Supervised by Prof. Kristoffer Damgaard.


B.A. Degree in Islamic History and Philosophy, Department of History, University of Kuwait.

June 2017:

Research and archive studies at Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Riyadh in regards establish Mercurial Amalgamation Analysis Project.

August 2016:

Excavator at al-Ablah mining site project, located at Bisha, southern Arabia provinces by Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage.

July-August 2014:

Survey and observation the neutral landscape of the Early Islamic archaeological in Kuwait.

March-June 2014:

Research Assistant at the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters, Department of Museums and Antiquities, Kuwait National Museum.

January-February 2014:

Archaeological Surveyor at the Aylah, Archaeological Project-Coastal Connectivity Survey Component by University of Copenhagen.

2010 - 2012:

Administrator Assistant at the Kuwait Ministry of Education.

2008- 2010:

Teaching assistant in Islamic History curses at the Kuwait Ministry of Education.

  • Seminar for Arabian Studies: 'Mercurial Amalgamation: Innovation Extracting in Late Antique Arabia', 04 August 2017, British Museum.
  • Red Sea Conference 8: Coveted Treasure: 'Early Islamic Gold mining: New Insights on the Arabian Mining Techniques', 06 July 2017. Warsaw University. 
  • Copenhagen Near Eastern Studies: ‘Gold Mining Techniques and Communities in the Early Islamic Arabia: Archaeological and Historical perspectives’, 27 April 2017. Copenhagen.
  • FKK Project Between Land and Sea: Connectivity and Mercantilism in Coastal Landscapes: ‘Production and mining networks in Early Islamic Arabia: considerations for future research’, 26 October 2016. Copenhagen.
  • The First Saudi Archaeology Convention. 7-9 November. Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. Riyadh.
  • A Marginalised Sea: Indigenous Cultures and Trade Systems in the Red Sea. 3-5 October 2017. Danish Academy in Rome. Italy.
  • Bonn International Graduate School - Oriental and Asian Studies' Workshop: 'Transdisciplinary Scholarship; How to Do Meaningful Research and Write it well'. 16 - 17 Jun 2017.
  • The Research Training Group 1878: Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economics; 'GIS workshop and Economics Archaeology: Inter- and intra-site Approaches'. 19 - 20 May 2017. Bonn University. 
  • Promotion Plus Bonn International Graduate School’ Workshops: ‘Preparing Conference Posters’. 5 April 2017. Bonn.
  • Promotion Plus Bonn International Graduate School’ Workshops: ‘Publishing Research Articles’. 6 April 2017, Bonn.
  • Annemarie-Schimmel-Kolleg’ Spring School Courses: Material Culture and Methods in Mamluk Studies., 27-31 March 2017. Bonn.
  • International Research Seminar: Arabian Infrastructures; new perspectives on the socio-economic dynamics of a neglected region. 26-27 October 2016. Copenhagen.
  • International Research Seminar: Ports, Piracy and Profit; ways and means in historical maritime trade. 10-11 December 2015. Copenhagen
  • Arabic (Native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Persian (advanced)
  • Danish (intermediate)
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